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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Why are aneroid barometers advantageous in comparison to a mercurial barometer for some applications?

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The reason why aneroid barometers are advantageous compared to those of a mercurial barometers for some applications.

Explanation

A mercury barometer does not really determine the pressure exerted by the atmosphere; however, it records the response to atmospheric pressure. This means that as the atmosphere applies a definite pressure, the mercury in the tube rises to a particular height. This device is vulnerable to external pressure, and the transportation of the same is also difficult...

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